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HP Printer on network, can I fax from my computer?

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I have a HP OfficeJet 5610v connected to one computer on my network, and shared (so I can print from any computer).

I wanted to know if it's possible to set it up so I can fax from another computer on the network. I tried Windows Fax and Scan, but it needs to be set up, and I can't figure out how.

Can anyone help me?
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rindi

8/22/2022 - Mon
Tony Giangreco

You need an all in one printer that includes a fax. Then you can install the fax software, a phpne line to it and fax out from your pc.
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I have an all-in-one printer that includes fax, and I currently fax from it. I also print to it from the computer I'd like to fax from.

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I installed the software, but I can't get through the last step in the process, because it wants me to connect the printer via USB. But the printer is connected to another computer.
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Robert Retzer

If you are sharing the printer instead of connecting the printer onto the network, then you will not be able to setup the fax capabilities. Unless you are directly connected via usb. why dont you temporarly connect to this printer via usb so you can setup the fax software then reconnect the printer to the original computer who you were sharing the printer with. It problably be easier if the printer was on the network instead of sharing the printer.
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Connecting this computer to the printer via USB would entail moving a lot of furniture, so I'd rather avoid it if I could.

How can I connect the printer to the network?
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Or else, can I fax using Windows Fax and Scan, instead of HP's software?
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I don't know if the printer has network capabilities. It's pretty old, so I would guess that it doesn't.
I guess I can try and see if I can set up faxing from the computer the printer is connected to, and take it from there.
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I guess I will look into either getting another printer, or else just faxing from the main computer.

Thanks for your help!
rindi

Here is an example of a very inexpensive mutlifunction device with wireless connection:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828113671

If you do lots of printing, then it makes sense to go for a laser, not inkjet type printer, as the cartridges last longer and that will make them cheaper in the long run. This example uses an ethernet port:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828113696

Or this one is a monochrome printer with ethernet (since you already have a color printer you could use that one for the color jobs):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828113654

I prefer Brother over HP printers, the quality is good in general, Supplies are less expensive, and the support is good. Samsung is also very good for the price. Just don't get canon or epson.
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